On This Day in History: June 13, 1967

Thurgood Marshall, July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993, The Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States (Artist: Simmie L. Knox)

June 13, 1967
President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Marshall was the court’s 96th justice. Marshall was known for his success as an attorney in the Brown vs. Board of Education case.

Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men’s minds.
Thurgood Marshall

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